Published: Thu, April 20, 2017
Sports | By Nelson Rowe

Four Bucks don't make trip to Boston for finale

Four Bucks don't make trip to Boston for finale

But they can remain readable, often enthralling.

The West playoff matchups: top-seeded Golden State vs. I'm going to make it tough for him. What's left of the season is, of course, the play-offs.

The Boston Celtics defeated the Brooklyn Nets 114-105 in the same fashion we've seen far too many times this season. I have to side with the Bulls and the points. It's called " NBA Playoff Picture: Everything at stake on the season's final day". The Celtics ranked 27th in defensive rebounding percentage, and are matched up with the league's fourth best offensive rebounding team.

Butler and Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg discussed Friday how they intend to limit Thomas' scoring in their first-round series against the Boston Celtics. The NBA playoffs proceed by seven-game series.

Their chances at changing that this season are looking good. But theirs was the best record only by a whisker over the Cleveland Cavaliers.

How quickly things change.

So it was that Freeman set himself the task of analysing the possibilities. It's the very last day of the regular season, but it will give way to bigger and better things in the National Basketball Association playoffs.

The Cavs had to settle for second seed as they went down 98-83 to the Toronto Raptors, with the Celtics finishing two games clear of Cleveland heading into the postseason. For most of the season, there was one team ahead of the Celtics, and it was LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Our numbers say:The Cavaliers have a 54.6% probability of beating the Raptors while the Celtics have a 74.9% probability of besting the Bucks tonight. (Which is really just a re-statement of the Celtics' prospects). Twenty-two of them have gone to No. 1 seeds.

The Heat would reach the playoffs with a win over Washington, and a loss by either IN or Chicago.

Dizzying? But only typical for such articles. They put it together here in the last few months to get the eighth spot.

"I'm a fan of the game". That would be a singular distinction indeed. If there was a weight percentage it would probably be 70/30 playoffs to regular season. As last year's edition of the IPL headed for a climax, for example, Shiva Jayaraman had this article on Sunday 22 May 2016. You just got to take care of business and be locked in. But if they lose, and the Jazz wins at home against San Antonio, they will be the ones hosting the series. He has been such a factor in the team's offense that they have had trouble winning games without him and struggle to score when he is not on the floor.

Imagine the fun Jayaraman must have had in calculating that "71" figure. They were a team built to rig their regular season record because of their depth and ability to win the second nights of back-to-backs. I'd like to know about it. His latest book is Jukebox Mathemagic: Always One More Dance.

Once a computer scientist, Dilip D'Souza now lives in Mumbai and writes for his dinners.

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